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Hello, families! I am looking forward to my fourth year in 3rd grade because I really enjoy this age group. I am an Imagine parent too, my son is a sixth grader. I have a daughter who is a junior at Mead High School. I am originally from Ohio; however, I've lived in Colorado for so long that I feel like this is my home. I love to exercise, for example: walking, running, going to yoga, hiking, biking, dancing, playing golf, etc. As much as I like to move, I like to sit around and read, play board games and watch movies. In my class, we will learn, while we get our groove on. This year is going to be a lot of fun!
Units of Study
All homework is listed on the calendar. Just click on a date.
- Math: We will learn about equivalent fractions, area, perimeter, time, and temperature. We will continue to work on multiplication fluency.
- Ch. 14 Fractions
- Ch. 19 Area and Perimeter
- Ch. 16 Time and Temperature
- Science: We will be studying astronomy. What is a constellation? What are the names of the planets in our solar system? What is the difference between a solar system and the universe?
- Social Studies: We will be studying the Earliest Americans, including: Inuit, Anasazi, Mound Builders, Southwest and Eastern Woodland Tribes.
- Writing: We will practice using the dictionary, conjunctions, possessive nouns, quotation marks, complex sentences, prefixes, and suffixes in Grammar and Morphology. We will create fictional and nonfictional summaries that we will compare and contrast.
- Reading: We will explore the different parts of mythology in Hunting of the Great Bear and The People Who Could Fly (p. 29 and 38). We will practice looking for comparing and contrasting, and cause-and-effect. We will incorporate curriculum vocabulary through word work during the Daily 5.
- Spelling: We will have new words every Monday and will have a test every Friday. EACH STUDENT WILL HAVE A NEW SPELLING EACH WEEK, PLEASE LOOK IN YOUR STUDENT'S PLANNER TO SEE WHICH ONES THAT THEY WILL NEED TO STUDY FOR THE TEST AT THE END OF THE WEEK!
- Core Knowledge/Virtues: We will read and analyze different poems like Knoxville, Tennessee (What Your Third Grader Needs to Know, p. 9) and The Crocodile (p. 10). We will study the idiom, "Last straw" (p. 61). Our virtue of the month is Honesty and Justice. Truthfulness, loving the truth, telling the truth, and living truthfully in word and deed.
- Homework: Check the Google Calendar. Dr. Robert J. Marzano of the Learning Sciences Marzano Center, states that "...homework for younger children should help them develop good study habits, foster positive attitudes toward school, and communicate to students the idea that learning takes work at home as well as school."
Links and Resources
-No school on Friday, February 17th, or Monday, February 20th.
-Store is on Thursday, February 16th. Make sure to bring something to sell!
-Field Trip is on Friday, February 24th.